Vatican Early Entry Sistine Express Tour with Skip-the-Line Access to St. Peter’s Basilica (8am)
From: € 86,00
DURATION: 2 hours
DEPARTURE TIME: 8am
FREQUENCY: Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays (till November only)
MEETING POINT: Via Santamaura 14/B (7.45am)
Explore the gems of the Vatican Museums on this early entry express tour. With your personal expert guide, you’re going to streamline your visit of the Vatican and breeze through the less prominent artworks and shine the spotlight on the masterpieces of the Vatican: the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. It’s the perfect tour for those that want to visit the protagonists of the show but not spend too much time at the Vatican.
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Visit the Vatican in 2 hours
Do you want to visit the Vatican museums but are short on time? Maybe you have kids who are not so enthusiastic about spending the day at a crowded museum? Whichever reason you may have, we are here to offer the perfect alternative: our early entry Sistine Chapel express tour with skip-the-line access to St. Peter’s Basilica.
Breeze through the lines and get priority access over other ticket holders and admire the protagonists of the show in just 2 hours. But before we enter the Vatican, we’ll serve a complimentary Italian breakfast at our office where you will get to know the group (of 10 people or less) and meet your guide. Our office is located just a 2-minute walk from the Vatican Museums’ entrance.
The Sistine Chapel
The protagonist of the express tour is the Sistine Chapel, which you will visit almost without the crowds. Admire the iconic frescoed walls with the perfect lighting, designed to highlight every detail. Listen to your expert guide as he/she tells you about Michelangelo’s trials and tribulations in creating one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements.
In addition to learning about the drama and rivalry that stemmed between the creators of the Vatican’s masterpieces, you’ll also get explanations on the artistic processes of the artworks themselves. Not to mention you’ll discover the hidden messages within the works.
St. Peter's Basilica
After visiting the Sistine Chapel, we’ll take you directly to St. Peter’s Basilica, where we’ll take advantage of an exclusive passage that will save us hours of times spent in lines! At this time of day, you won’t have to worry about not making the best of your experience because of the crowds. Listen to your expert guide tell you stories of pilgrims, popes and artistic geniuses. Learn about the highlights of the Baldachin - Bernini’s huge bronze.
Stop and admire the Pietà, Michelangelo’s sculpture - one of the finest masterpieces of the Renaissance - as you get lost in the details. On your way out, your expert guide will give you more highlights on St. Peter’s Square.
- Adults pay full price: €86
- Under 18 years of age: €81
- Under 6 years of age: Free
- The tour starts at 8am
- The meeting point is in Via Santamaura 14/B at 7.45am, footsteps from the Vatican Museums entrance.
- Late arrivals will not be accommodated.
- This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
- Due to heightened security measures, lines may form for tours with skip-the-line entry. Visitor will still have priority access over general admission ticket holders.
- Due to restrictions, we are not able to accept visitors requiring wheelchairs
Cancellation Policy & Refunds:
- Missed tours or tickets due to late arrivals cannot be refunded.
- Changes to a reservation requested more than 72 hours before the tour are free of charge.
- Changes to a reservation requested less than 72 hours before the tour are subject to a rebooking fee and availability
- We enforce a 72-hour advance refund policy. Only cancellations requested more than 72 hours before tour departure time are eligible for a refund.
- All cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee of 10% of the total charge.
- No refunds are given after a tour has commenced.
- No refunds are given in case of either delay or non-appearance on the part of the customer.
- In case of the closure of sights, we will contact you as soon as possible to offer an alternative itinerary or reschedule your booking to a different tour option.
- We do not guarantee refunds in cases of unforeseeable events, such as closures of sights due to demonstrations, strikes, bad weather conditions or renovations. In these situations, we reserve the right to examine the requests on a case-by-case basis.
- You may request to change the date of your tour up to 72 hours prior to tour commencement.This change will be accepted only upon availability.